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Dreaming fearlessly


Lancaster County has always risen to meet challenges, create opportunity, and thrive. And whether these challenges are recent, or generations old, we believe our community has the raw materials to achieve transformational change. To turn dreams into action, and possible into extraordinary.

The Community Foundation is committed to working alongside you to overcome these challenges together: to embolden a community where each voice is heard, every resident is safe, and Black lives matter.

COVID-19 Response Fund         Confronting Racism

COVID-19 Alerts

Due to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation is working closely with our community benefit and business sector to develop and share resources for Lancaster County. In immediate response to the crisis, we have launched Lancaster Cares, in partnership with the United Way of Lancaster County, a new fund designed to support critical needs for Lancaster families. Join us in providing food security, housing support, and emerging needs. 

Supporting Lancaster Families now

Make a donation to Lancaster Cares and join us in supporting the most critical needs for Lancaster families during the COVID-19 crisis.

Stay Informed

LNP has generously made all of their COVID-19 related coverage free to all users. Stay up to date and informed:

Response Center

Check out our Coronavirus Response center and share your insights:

Get to Know Us:

Our Impact

Our Impact

We have been doing lots all around the community! 

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Our Approach

Our Approach

We recognize that Lancaster County is an extraordinary community that carries an immense about of power and ambition. We see our job as a community foundation to embolden our community which can and must look many different ways. Sometimes it’s using your voice to invite conversation, and sometimes it’s using your dollars to create pathways for action, even if none exists yet. 

How might we cultivate a culture of equitable and inclusive opportunities for Lancaster County? 

This is a big question. And we want to work with you to find solutions together.

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Forevever Lancaster

Forevever Lancaster

By investing even a small piece of your estate in the Forever Lancaster endowment program, you help turn ideas into action and passion into legacy. You imagine and create the community you want to see today, tomorrow, and forever.

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The Extraordinary Give

The Extraordinary Give

Be part of Lancaster County’s largest day of giving! In just 7 days, our community has raised more than $42 MILLION for Lancaster organizations. If you’re looking for a place to start your journey into creating extraordinary community, the ExtraGive is a great place to start!

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We’re here to make the connection:

We all have hopes for our community. Our work is to embolden you to turn that passion into action. You are the spark that will help turn possible into extraordinary!

Take thoughtful risks
Bring multiple voices and perspectives to the conversation
Invest in new ideas
Try new models
Learn from failure

Are you ready to shape our community together?

We believe that every person can be a catalyst for what’s next and your ideas can be just the spark to find it.

How do you want to get started?

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Community Benefit Orgs (CBO)

Community Benefit Orgs (CBO)

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Endowments & Funds

Endowments & Funds

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We know that Lancaster County is extraordinary. And we’re just getting started! 

We believe that every person can be a catalyst for what’s next and your energy can be just the spark we need to find it.

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You’re doing extraordinary things every day:

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